BEFORE I SLEEP
Targeting a controversial contemporary issue: possibly condemning an innocent person to be executed by the American court system, the terrific Rachel Lee does a masterful job turning on the tension and suspense!
When Carey raises the case on her talk show, it ignites a storm of controversy and brings out an anonymous caller who claims that John Otis did not kill his foster parents, the caller did. Unsure whether the call is a hoax, Carey contacts her former lover, police officer, Seamus Rourke. At first Seamus writes the caller off as a crank, but when people associated with the case start getting murdered, Seamus rapidly reassess the situation. Is John Williams Otis innocent? Or is there a copy cat killer on the loose? Carey and Seamus have fewer than twenty days to find out if the wrong man is about to die.
(July, 374 pp., $6.50)